Sunday, October 24, 2021

CFB TV Confirmations for 2021 Week 10 (11/2/21 - 11/6/21)

Note: Next week's guesses and TV confirmation posts may not happen.  If they do, you'll find notifications at the usual places.  Since I do approve comments (solely for spam reasons), those might not appear right away if you ask a question.

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/2/21 - 11/6/21 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to. Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time. 

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases. They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.

Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they will prove to be incorrect), along with the games that have already been set.

Also, here's the dates where six day holds have been used for large discrepancies in start time and/or media group family.  Unless noted, most conferences can have six day holds used against them four times a season.

ACC: 1 (11/6) 
American: 0
Big 12: 3 (10/16, 10/23, 11/6)
Big Ten: 1 (11/6)
MW: 1 (10/16)
Pac-12: 1 (10/30 by FOX, 11/6)
SEC: 3 out of 3 six day holds available (10/9. 10/16, 11/6)

7pm CBSSN: Ball State at Akron
7:30pm ESPN2: Eastern Michigan at Toledo
7:30pm ESPNU: Miami (OH) at Ohio

7pm ESPN2: Northern Illinois at Kent State
7pm ESPNU: Central Michigan at Western Michigan

12pm ESPN2: Illinois at Minnesota
12pm ESPNU: SMU at Memphis
12pm SECN: Liberty at Ole Miss
12pm ACCN: Pitt at Duke
12:30pm ACC RSN: Georgia Tech at Miami (FL)
2pm ESPN+: Appalachian State at Arkansas State
3pm Pac-12: California at Arizona
3pm ESPN+: Temple at ECU
3pm ESPN+: ULM at Texas State
3:30pm ESPN2: Tulsa at Cincinnati
3:30pm BTN: Wisconsin at Rutgers
3:30pm ESPN+: South Alabama at Troy
4pm ESPNU: Tulane at UCF
4pm SECN: Mississippi State at Arkansas
6pm ESPN+: Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern
7pm ESPN2: Tennessee at Kentucky
7pm Pac-12: Oregon State at Colorado
7:30pm ESPNU: Houston at USF
7:30pm SECN: Florida at South Carolina
10pm FS2: San Jose State at Nevada
10:15pm ESPN2: UTSA at UTEP
11pm FS1: San Diego State at Hawai'i

Six Day Holds
Wake Forest at North Carolina - 4pm ACCN, 7:30pm ACCN and ABC/ESPN Networks TBD
NC State at Florida State - 4pm ACCN, 7:30pm ACCN and ABC/ESPN Networks TBD
Clemson at Louisville - 4pm ACCN, 7:30pm ACCN and ABC/ESPN Networks TBD
Texas at Iowa State
Kansas State at Kansas
Oklahoma State at West Virginia
Baylor at TCU
Penn State at Maryland
Indiana at Michigan
Michigan State at Purdue
Iowa at Northwestern - appears to be a night game with a start time range between 7-8pm ET
Ohio State at Nebraska
Auburn at Texas A&M - 3:30pm CBS, 12pm ESPN or 7pm ESPN
Missouri at Georgia - 3:30pm CBS, 12pm ESPN or 7pm ESPN
LSU at Alabama - 3:30pm CBS, 12pm ESPN or 7pm ESPN
Oregon at Washington - open start times are 3:30pm, 7:30pm or 10:30pm ET
USC at Arizona State - open start times are 3:30pm, 7:30pm or 10:30pm ET

Openings appear to be 
12pm ABC: ACC, Big Ten or Big 12
12pm FOX: Big Ten or Big 12
12pm ESPN: SEC
12pm FS1: Big Ten or Big 12
12pm BTN: Big Ten
3:30pm ABC: ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 or Pac-12
3:30pm CBS: SEC
3:30pm ESPN: ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 or Pac-12
3:30pm FS1: Big Ten, Big 12 or Pac-12
3:30pm/4pm ACCN: ACC
4pm FOX: Big Ten or Big 12
7pm/7:30pm FS1: Iowa-Northwestern, Big 12 or Pac-12*
7pm/7:30pm ACCN: ACC
7:30pm ABC: ACC, Iowa-Northwestern, Big 12 or Pac-12
8pm FOX: Iowa-Northwestern or Big 12
10:30pm ESPN: Pac-12

*Jon Wilner from Bay Area News Group listed the Pac-12 start time options as 3:30pm, 7:30pm or 10:30pm ET, which would seem to eliminate FS1 if the TV option starts at 7pm ET.  If its 7:30pm ET, I guess its in play.  With the late evening window on FS1 starting at 11pm ET, there's a little bit of slack for when the evening window starts.


Anonymous said...

There is always a week each year when their is more 6 day holds the other & week #10 for this year is it

Anonymous said...

Any idea what the most likely scenario is for Michigan @ Penn St November 13? It's on a six day hold unfortunately and Penn St is the worst place to find hotels.

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